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'Running battle': How Google hopes to beat countries cracking down on Internet freedom

Google, a company with a market value north of one-third of a trillion dollars, says it’s about free expression, not a business interest — in fact the projects are targeted toward many countries under economic sanctions.

It’s an interesting move because Google, at least its Ideas division, “sees censorship as Internet damage and wants to route around it,” said Danny O’Brien, executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit digital rights group.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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